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Gerald Granston

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Gerald Granston was born in a village in Germany. In 1939 he and his father boarded the S.S. St Louis bound for the tentative safety of Cuba. Things did not go as planned, but Granston ultimately disembarked in Southampton, England.
From Cuba and the United States a shipload of Jews forced back to Germany
In May 1939 the cruise ship S.S. St Louis sailed from Hamburg for Cuba with some 980 Jewish passengers fleeing from Nazi persecution. When Cuba refused them entry the ship went on to Florida, but the US government too refused them entry.
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